New Music Digest: 5-11 November 2012

Events This Week

The German saxophone quartet perform music by David Fennessy in a national tour presented by Music Network.

  • Tuesday, 6, 8–13 November
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The November Kaleidoscope night takes place on Tuesday, with music by J.S. Bach, John Cage, Mark O’Connor and Arnold Schoenberg, as well as a performance of Judith Ring’s To pull an eerie twist.

  • Tuesday, 6 November, 8.30pm, Odessa Club, Dublin
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The Béal Festival of words and music takes place, featuring their own ensemBéal with Íarla Ó’Lionard performing three new commissioned works, including Ailís Ní Ríain’s Eyeless.

  • 7–9 November, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin
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The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor Hannu Lintu premiere a newly commissioned work, The True Truths, by Andrew Hamilton.

  • Friday, 9 November, 8pm, National Concert Hall, Dublin
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The first Fractal tour concert takes place, featuring new guitar works by co-director Anna Murray, Sebastian Adams, Conal Ryan, Francis Heery and Garrett Sholdice with visual accompaniment.

  • Friday, 9 November, 8pm, Centre for Creative Practices, Dublin
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Rain Falling Up is a children’s musical experience, featuring orchestra, choir and animation, featuring music by Brian Irvine.

  • Saturday, 10 November, 5pm, National Convention Centre, Dublin
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Concorde perform a number of recent commissions as part of their Up Close with Music series.

  • Sunday, 11 November, 12pm, Dublin City Gallery: The Hugh Lane
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A short film from last summer’s Hilltown New Music Festival.

Hilltown New Music Festival 2012 from Contemporary Music Centre on Vimeo.


An interview with composer David Bremner about the 2012 Béal Festival.

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